Planning

Local communities have an important role in shaping the potential development of Richmond South.

The Reimagining Richmond South project aims to help meet growing housing demand in Richmond by providing for around 2,000 new homes. We will achieve this through the creation of a structure plan, designed with involvement from landowners, neighbouring communities, and potential future residents. Council is also engaging with local iwi and will work closely with stakeholders to ensure the plan is well-informed.

This will be a detailed guide for how Richmond South should develop, looking at things like housing design and density, areas for business activity, how people will get around, where’s best for reserves and other spaces for people to come together, as well as the natural environment and cultural heritage.

Richmond South was previously indicated as a potential urban growth area through the Nelson-Tasman Future Development Strategy 2019 (FDS 2019) and there is current strong interest in development. This area is likely to appeal to families due to nearby schools and work opportunities.

The vision for the area and design of the aspects that make up the structure plan will reflect community aspirations. Before any detailed work begins, we want to learn the views of landowners and the wider community on how Richmond should grow and any aspirations for this new part of Richmond.

The focus for this project covers the area from the current southern boundary of Richmond, southwards to between White Road and Ranzau Road, and into the foothills of the Barnicoat Range. The focus area will be refined through the feedback we receive during our first round of discussion.


Indicative map of the project focus and study area

Your thoughts on Reimagining Richmond South

We want to learn about how you think Richmond should grow and any opportunities and aspirations you have for the Richmond South area.

Past events

Thank you to everyone who dropped into our community information events at Hope Hall this November.

We enjoyed meeting some 200 locals and learning their views on the current Richmond South area and how they imagine the future of this part of Tasman. A summary report of the feedback received at these events and online will be written after this stage of feedback collection closes (6 December 2021). The summary of feedback will be available online here in due course.

Wednesday 24 November 2021 11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Wednesday 24 November 2021 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Thursday 25 November 2021 11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Thursday 25 November 2021 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Contact us

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to get in touch: richmondsouth@tasman.govt.nz.